Darling Downs and western Qld face week-long drenching

Higgins Storm Chasing is forecasting heavy rain over the next week.
Higgins Storm Chasing is forecasting heavy rain over the next week.

Drenching rain is expected to fall across parts of the Darling Downs and southern Queensland over the next week.

The Bureau of Meteorology has warned up to 100mm is forecast to fall as three separate rain bands move through southern Queensland.

The heaviest falls are expected from the Northern Territory border to Toowoomba on Thursday and Friday.

Thunderstorms are also being forecast today, tomorrow and Thursday.

The rain should all but clear by Saturday and Sunday for the main Carnival of Flowers events, with just the chance of showers on both days.

Rain totals expects across southern Queensland over the next seven days.
Rain totals expects across southern Queensland over the next seven days.

Higgins Storm Chasing is forecasting up to 150mm to fall across southern Queensland including parts of the Darling Downs and Toowoomba regions.

"It will affect many many people across large parts of Australia," Higgins Storm Chasing's Jeff Higgins said.

"It will produce flooding, it will cause further renewed flooding and enhance or worsen the existing flooding that's occurring across south-west Queensland, NSW and Victoria."



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